I’ve lived in my condo in Playa del Rey for 20 years.  One day, as I stood on my porch, ready to begin my uphill/ downhill walk, I looked far in the distance and saw two turquoise towers poking out among the shades of white and grey and beige houses. At that moment  It struck … More Color

Labor Day, 2019

My Labor Day celebration today will be to stay in my home all day.  No picnics, no plans, other than digging into the pile of books and magazines that have piled up next to my bed. I am retired, and yet I work.  I work for love.  I watch my grandkids, and find time for … More Labor Day, 2019

Who if not us?

We have to “connect the dots,” and when we are faced with a roadblock, healthy people pivot. I loved teaching preschool.  I was the teacher/director of a parent participation nursery school, a position that combined my loves of working with young children and serving as a guide for parents as they increased their skills as … More Who if not us?

Teaching from the Heart: Darla Conkey Myers and Reggio Emilia.

“Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do, and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before.” ― Loris Malaguzzi Darla Conkey Meyers is a humble genius, preferring to bring the totality of her own creativity and understanding  young children to cultivate the … More Teaching from the Heart: Darla Conkey Myers and Reggio Emilia.